(Ouch–read the original story on this vote here – promoted by Colorado Pols)
Dave Perry, the editor of the Aurora Sentinel, has a piece worth reading on the GOP’s new priorities for Colorado.
No doubt that this year’s Legislative Ebenezer Scrooge Award will go to the Republican members of the Joint Budget Committee for refusing to spend already designated state funds to provide school breakfast for poor children.
Now get off their lawn.
Denver Post reporter Tim Hoover got the quote of the season from Republican state Sen. Kent Lambert of the JBC, Colo. Springs and The Moon. Lambert told Hoover that even though the state Department of Education was only asking to spend an extra $124,229 to keep the breakfast program going for almost 60,000 poor children across the state from March through the end of the school year, and even though there’s money in the bank that simply needed to be allocated, Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens can just eat crow for breakfast…
“As a family guy myself with children and grandchildren, I take a very strong responsibility to earn money to feed my own family,” Lambert, one of the three naysaying Republicans, told the Post.
Lambert earns money the old fashioned way: from your tax dollars. He was a lifetime member of the military, now on pension, and he now collects tax dollars as a state lawmaker.
Family values anyone?